Valentine’s Day 2022: 5 freebies, deals for sweethearts and singles

Whether you’re single or looking to share a Valentine’s Day meal with your sweetheart, you can score some delectable deals and freebies from restaurant chains on Monday.

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Here are five offers you won’t want to miss:

Please note that some locations may not be participating in the following promotions. Please call ahead to ensure your nearest restaurant is offering the deal.

1. Hooters

Not feeling the love because of a nasty break-up? On Monday, participating Hooters locations are giving patrons a chance to vent – and get some free food in the process. Customers who shred a photo of their ex virtually or in person can get 10 free boneless wings with an in-store purchase of 10 wings, according to the chain’s website.

2. Panera

Starting Monday, customers can share a photo of themselves enjoying a Panera meal on social media for a chance to win “unlimited coffee for a year and a baguette-cut, lab-grown diamond ring in a bread bowl box,” the chain said. Contestants must post their photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #PaneraDate and #Sweepstakes. The promotion ends Friday.

3. Papa Johns

Staying in with your pizza-loving sweetie? Participating Papa Johns locations are offering one-topping, heart-shaped pizzas for $11.99 in honor of the holiday.

4. Ruby Tuesday

Through Wednesday, participating Ruby Tuesday locations are offering a $45 Valentine’s Special for Two. The deal includes an appetizer, two entrees and one dessert per couple. Guests also can score 50% off bottles of wine, according to the chain’s website.

5. White Castle

Although White Castle isn’t taking dine-in reservations for Valentine’s Day this year, customers can buy a “Love Cube” meal for two at participating locations. The special, which costs $14.99 in most markets, includes eight Cheese Sliders, two small soft drinks and two sides, the chain said in a news release.